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Rockies prospects, 4/30: Poor defense a culprit for the defeats on Thursday

Rockies' affiliates drop both games played, while dropping the ball repeatedly

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Colorado Rockies Affiliates Scoreboard for Thursday, April 30, 2015.

It was a light day on the farm with just two games taking place; neither turned out well for the good guys, but there were some bright spots despite the gloomy outcomes.

Triple-A: Albuquerque Isotopes (9-12)

Salt Lake 11, Albuquerque 3

W: Stewart, Z (1-2, 5.27 ; L: Rusin (1-2, 6.23)

The Isotopes managed to score three runs on six hits, but also managed to allow 11 runs with the assistance of six errors. One third of those errors were committed by Wilin Rosario at first base. Wilin getting reps somewhere other than catcher is past due, and having him commit errors getting comfortable there certainly seems preferable occurring in Triple-A. Other bright points included Ben Paulsen, who has reached base in 17 of his last 18 games in Triple-A. Paulsen's line of .308/.392/.492 is not exactly kicking the door down, but given that he will likely spend time with the Rockies this year, it is nice to see him hold his own.

On the pitching side, Simon Castro had yet another scoreless appearance, lowering his ERA to 2.00 on the season to go with his 9.1 strikeout to walk ratio. Castro peaked at 47 on Baseball America's top 100 prospect list when he was in the Padres organization. The 6'5" 230lb right hander could easily become the next Ottavino or Belisle if he can stay healthy.

Class A: Asheville Tourists (9-12)

Charleston 5, Asheville 4

W: Cedeno, L (2-0, 0.00); L: Castellani (0-2, 5.93); SV: Harvey (4)

The Tourists only committed three errors in this one, and Asheville wasted the multi-hit performances by Drew Weeks and Dom Nunez. The 21 year old Weeks will be climbing the mid-season PuRPs list if he can maintain his .279/.372/.515 slash line. Logan Sawyer struck out seven over his 3.2 innings of relief but did allow what ended up being the deciding run.

Three of Asheville's four runs came on a Forrest Wall home run. Wall is having an awesome start to his first full season in the minors; his .295/.394/.525 line come with a pace that would put him at 20 home runs and 40 stolen bases over a full season.

Today's probables

Triple-A Albuquerque: David Hale

Double-A New Britain: Ryan Carpenter

High-A Modesto: Antonio Senzatela

Single-A Asheville: TBD